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dc.contributor.advisorChilton, Neilen_US
dc.creatorArmstrong, Jamesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-13T12:00:16Z
dc.date.available2015-08-13T12:00:16Z
dc.date.created2015-07en_US
dc.date.issued2015-08-12en_US
dc.date.submittedJuly 2015en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2015-07-2115en_US
dc.description.abstractSpecies within the family Cimicidae (bed bugs) are hematophagous ectoparasites of mammals and birds. Many cimicids are of socio-economic importance. Despite the global resurgence of these pests, there is currently a paucity of information regarding the mitochondrial (mt) DNA sequences of cimicids. Therefore, I used a PCR-based primer walking strategy to amplify and sequence the near complete mitogenome of the common bed bug (Cimex lectularius), and several mitochondrial gene regions of the Eastern bat bug (Cimex adjunctus) and swallow bug (Oeciacus vicarius). I compared the mitochondrial genetic variability between C. lectularius from two populations to look for molecular markers useful for population genetic studies. Furthermore, the mt DNA sequences of these species of medical and veterinary importance were compared to those of other heteropterans to infer the evolutionary relationships of species in the family Cimicidae.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectCimicidaeen_US
dc.subjectbed bugen_US
dc.subjectmitochondriaen_US
dc.subjectDNAen_US
dc.subjectgenomeen_US
dc.subjectphylogenyen_US
dc.titleComparison of the Mitochondrial Genomes of the Common Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius), Eastern Bat Bug (Cimex adjunctus), and Swallow Bug (Oeciacus vicarius)en_US
thesis.degree.departmentBiologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBiologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAndres, Joseen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDavis, Art R.en_US


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